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Chairs, Centres and Laboratories


University Research Chair in Enduring Entrepreneurship


Peter Jaskiewicz, Full Professor, is the holder of this Chair. He will use the chair to develop empirical models on how family businesses thrive (or decline) over a generation. He will also develop policy recommendations that will help family firms with their entrepreneurial spirit and thereby revitalise their products and services, improving their chances to survive and thrive in a competitive marketplace over time.

Monfort Research Chair in the Organization of Health Services


François Chiocchio, Associate Professor, is the holder of this Chair. The research activities under this new Chair all respond to the question “how can collaboration be improved in a way that optimizes health services?” Professor Chiocchio is particularly interested in what helps people collaborate: their personality traits, their motivation, and situational factors. His work also looks at the processes that foster interdependence and interdisciplinary, as well as how teams manage change projects.

University Research Chair in Healthcare Innovation


Craig Kuziemsky, Associate Professor, is the holder of this Chair which aims to support healthcare innovation through team based care delivery. Professor Kuziemsky’s research focuses on developing a comprehensive and data-driven framework for achieving healthcare transformation driven by collaborative teams. The output of this research will enable the design of social informatics interventions to further team based activities as part of healthcare innovation.

CIHR Chair in Gender, Work and Health Human Resources


Ivy Lynn Bourgeault is a Full Professor and the Scientific Director of the Ontario Population Health Improvement Research Network and the Ontario Health Human Resource Research Network. Professor Bourgeault has garnered an international reputation for her research on health professions, health policy and women’s health. Her recent work focuses on the migration of health professionals and their integration into the Canadian healthcare system.

Father Edgar-Thivierge Chair in Business History


Cheryl  McWatters is the Chair holder, it was created to provide students with historical understanding of the world they will face as business leaders. Her research is particularly interested in the impacts of economic, social, cultural and technological change, mercantilist networks, globalisation and the influence of milieu.

Research Centres

CPA-Canada Accounting and Governance Research Centre (CPA-AGRC)

CPA-AGRC makes a significant contribution to the academic accounting field and helps shape the development of professional accounting standards and practices. Current research projects examine corporate governance, transparency and disclosure, risk management, sustainability reporting, accounting and control issues in family-owned firms and non-profit organizations, while a distinguished speaker’s series presents the latest insights from the field. The Centre is led by Professor Walid Ben Amar with support from CPA-Canada, the Telfer School and the University of Ottawa.

Centre for Business Analytics and Performance (CBAP)

CBAP has a mandate to explore the use of analytics as a means to improve organizational performance. Researchers focus on optimizing the use of data in the context of applied research that can deliver insights to partner organizations. Led by Professor Greg Richards, the centre has ongoing outreach activities connecting organizations with professors and students to better understand and improve analytic applications. 


Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) Laboratory

The KDD Laboratory’s focus is on using large datasets to extract novel information and insights, with diverse applications in engineering, business, medicine and population health. Current industry and government funded projects apply big data analytics, data summarization, and stream data mining. Graduate students and researchers from multidisciplinary areas of computer science, engineering, and e-business collaborate under the direction of Professor Bijan Raahemi.

Marketplaces for Safe and Fair Trade (e-MP) Laboratory

Researchers in this program investigate the design, development, and usability of electronic marketplaces (e-marketplaces) as the main trade infrastructures of the digital age. Other related research questions being investigated include social commerce and IT supported B2B sales processes. This initiative is led by Professor Morad Benyoucef.

Mobile Emergency Triage (MET) Research Laboratory

Researchers in the MET Research Laboratory aim to provide computer-based support for a number of decision problems that occur at the point of care in a healthcare institution. The goal of this research is to create methodological and applied health informatics solutions that support healthcare practitioners throughout the patient management process. Researchers in health informatics and computing science work with practicing physicians under the direction of Professor Wojtek Michalowski.